Coat of arms of Ebenthal

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Coat of arms of Ebenthal
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Details
ArmigerArthur II, King of Ebenthal
Adopted1 October 2022
CrestThe royal crown.
EscutcheonBarry of ten Vert and Or, a crancelin Sable sinister, overall a cross of Saint James Gules.
OrdersOrder of Prince Ludwig Gaston of Saxe-Coburg and Braganza.
Other elementsThe whole within a mantle Gules doubled Ermine surmounted by the royal crown proper upon a pavillion Or.

The Coat of arms of Ebenthal (Portuguese: Brasão de armas de Ebenthal) is an English-type shield composed by ten green (Vert) and yellow (Or) stripes, crossed from top right to bottom left by a black (Sable) crancelin; over the crancelin, the cross of Saint James, the country's utmost ensign. In its current grand version, the lesser arms are presented encircled by the collar of the Order of Prince Ludwig Gaston of Saxe-Coburg and Braganza, Ebenthal's highest honour, within a red (Gules) mantle crossed on top by a golden ribbon, topped by the royal diamond crown.

The coat of arms design was created by King Arthur II, inspired by a first project presented to him by the Emperor-King Oscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia. The initial project was proposed, voted and approved by the Peers of the Realm, Ebenthal's former unicameral parliament, in 2 May 2020, being adopted the next day, and since underwent modifications with the change of the shield shape and the addition of lion rampants until reaching final design on 3 May 2021. The previous design, however, was replaced with a new one on 1 October 2022.

Symbolism

The coat of arms colors and style were heavily inspired by and it is a reference to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, former owner to the Castle of Ebenthal after which the country was named. The shield mimics the shield one of the aforementioned royal house, changing the place of colors (instead of black and yellow bands and a green crancelin, the bands are green and yellow and the crancelin is black), but adding the cross of Saint James.

The yellow and green from the stripes, together with the black from the crancelin, are the primary colors of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and are meant to represent Ebenthal's inspirational background and thus its history, while the Cross of Saint James, present in every Ebenthali national symbol, is meant to represent the continuity of the Ebenthali history and traditions and the people's mostly Portuguese background, as a reference to the Order of Saint James of the Sword. The red mantle surmounted by a golden tent were inspired by the coat of arms of the Empire of Brazil as depicted in documents such as the Golden Laws, and the heraldic crown of Ebenthal was inspired by the crowns of the Brazilian and the Indian Empire.

Former and alternative versions

From 3 May 2020 the Government of Ebenthal has adopted and recognized officialy multiple different versions of the country's arms. As of October 2022, the government makes exclusive use of the common Coat of Arms and its smaller version, while its other formats, although valid, have had their use discontinued.

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Other symbols

Personal arms

As a monarchy, the Ebenthal heads of state are members of dynasties, and occasionally the symbols of those dynasties are introduced to the national symbols of Ebenthal or even confused. The only confirmed case of an introduction of personal monarchic symbology to national symbology is the coat of arms of the House of Bruyn that reigns in Ebenthal.

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